Autentic Adds New In-House Productions to Slate


Autentic Distribution is set to present about 25 hours of in-house programming to international buyers as part of its factual spring slate.

The catalog ranges from history and crime titles to travel and factual-entertainment programs to science and technology series. They will be available either as ready-made programs or as presale titles. The new in-house productions include the miniseries Kings of St. Pauli—The Rise and Fall of Hamburg’s Pimp Gangs and the two-parter Europe’s Forgotten Dictatorships. Both are available from June 2021.

There’s also the 4K two-parter By Mail Ship through the South Seas, which travels to the furthest and wildest islands of Polynesia, the Marquesas. It is accessible only by a mail ship called Aranui that only sets sail to these remote islands every two weeks.

For its factual-entertainment catalog, Autentic Distribution adds Explosive—Men on a Dangerous Mission and Badass Professions. The former follows munition experts during their dangerous missions of recovering and defusing explosive ordnance, while the latter gives up-close insights into professions that are full of dangerous tasks.

Another highlight is the pre-sale title Wildlife Diaries, which visits animal sanctuaries in Australia and portrays the remarkable stories of compassion and dedication as well as the active research of scientists fighting against the destruction of nature.

Mirjam Strasser, head of sales and acquisitions, said: “These broad-range factual productions of our colleagues are great additions to our spring slate. With exceptionally good storytelling and breath-taking sceneries, the latest additions captivate viewers and meet the current demand for factual content, especially in trending genres like crime, travel, factual entertainment, wildlife and science.”